Thursday, July 22, 2010
I never realized losing weight was such a mind game. Yes we all know it's takes will power. What I'm trying hard to fight is the demons of BAD HABITS ! I guess it goes back to you can't teach an old dog new tricks, when your older and trying to lose weight you must learn new tricks. New tricks to choosing healthier foods, exercising daily, tracking food, etc.
Sunday I was heading to spend the day with my younger sister, this is how old habits come in to play. I ate my breakfast and headed out for the 2 1/2 hr drive. As I'm driving I'm passing the fast food restaurants, 300+ pound JoAnn says you really didn't eat that much you can get a sausage biscuit, no I keep driving... Now we are 1 1/2 into my trip when it's time for a restroom break, sure there's lots of gas stations around me but no the 300+ JoAnn says McDonalds looks like a great place to stop. Straight to the restroom I go and once again the evil overweight JoAnn keeps saying you sure you do not want to get something for the drive. My Spark pulled me right out the door and back on the road.
I survive lunch at Piccadilly, no dessert , all is well.. rest of the day GREAT... oh but wait there's more...
IT's the drive home, at this point I'm tired. Oh an ice cream for the drive home would be great. I've been craving that Pecan Pie Blizzard from Dairy Queen. This is all that is going through my head. Yes there's a Dairy Queen sign, pull right in and order my blizzard the overweight JoAnn goes straight for the LARGE!! The order taker even repeats my order but says that was a SMALL... what that was my chance.. but noooo I say No a Large please !! OUCH!!
I have my blizzard and now I'm driving, first few bites this is really good but gosh it's sweet. Why did I get a LARGE ?? I put it down and drive sorry that I ever bought the large. The SPARK went off and said stop at a gas station and throw it out. If you keep it you will eat it... I did eat half but I stopped at a gas station threw it out and continued home. At home I ate no dinner because I felt so sick from that blizzard.
I can see losing weight is a huge mind game and that will be the hardest struggle of all...